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  1. How has Morgan Stanley adapted to the changing climate in the securities industry? Discuss the impact of changes in securities industry regulations and how they affect the competitive environment. 2. Explain why it is important for Morgan Stanley’s clients to understand their personal investment objectives. What might some of these.
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  4.Imagine you have been asked to collaborate on a project with a colleague whose work style is very different from yours. For example, you like to plan carefully and follow a schedule, while your colleague is spontaneous. You like to write thorough drafts that require only minimal revision, while your.
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  1. What are the disadvantages local establishments like Pepe’s Pizzeria face when expanding into different areas? 2. How has Pepe’s Pizzeria helped its loyal customers retain their sense of belonging with the brand, even after diversifying to different locations? 3. Briefly explain the public relations, advertising, and marketing techniques used by Pepe’s.
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1.Which communication channels are most common at Plant Fantasies? 2. Using the concept of channel richness, explain why leaders at Plant Fantasies place a high value on face-to-face communication. 3.Identify ways in which Teresa Carleo and Steve Martucci deliver high-impact messages that break through the clutter. 1.The Wall Street go-getters in the video.
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  3.Imagine that you are a union leader preparing to begin negotiating a contract with a company representative. Thousands of workers depend on you—and you alone—to represent their interests and reach the most beneficial agreement possible. Which bargaining subjects would you focus on, and what specifically would you ask for? Would.
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  1.What is a labor union?  What is the difference between a craft union and an industrial union? What is the AFL-CIO and how is it related to unions? 2.Compare the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and the Labor-Management Relations Act (Taft-Hartley Act).  According to union leaders, which provision of the.
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  3. How does the Nederlander Organization’s “Audience Rewards” program differ from a traditional discount provided to customers? Products provide utility in a variety of ways, including form utility, time utility, place utility, and ownership utility.  Which forms of utility should Anthony’s sales presentation emphasize in order to increase his chances of.
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    Which human resources functions are relevant to the situation that confronts Julie Shine at Wagville Dog Day Care? Rancic believes that some of Julie Shine’s employees are not committed to the company and should be terminated if they are unwilling to change.  In terminating employees, what legal considerations, if any, must.
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  1. Briefly explain how Graeter’s manages to produce a product that is personal to both the consumer and the company itself. 2. How does Graeter’s emphasize the concept of quality over quantity despite the advent of mechanization in the ice cream industry? 3. Briefly explain the role the media played in the.
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  1.Name two barriers that interfere with hearing.   2.How does comprehension differ from interpretation?   3.What are three types of paraphrasing?   4.Describe how a person “listens” to nonverbal communication.   5.What is the difference between a provocative question and an authentic question?         .
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  1.What are some of the advantages that a strong Brazilian currency does for its population, and what are some of the challenges of having a strong currency relative to another currency? 2.Explain why the Brazilian government is concerned about its balance of trade with China. 3.What does a higher external demand for.
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1. What are the main challenges faced by entrepreneurs like Joel Klippert who are looking to establish a start-up? 2. What, according to Joel, are the advantages of carving out a market segment as opposed to competing with other firms or organizations in an established market? 3. How important is a good.
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  2.Designers of consumer products argue that to understand what customers really need, you have to do more than listen to what they say. You have to observe what they do. Why do you think there is often a gap between what people say and what they do?     5.Some organizations provide the.
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  6.Define active listening. How does it differ from passive listening? 7.When you proofread your business writing, what should you check to ensure that it looks and sounds professional? 8.How does business use of social media differ from personal use? 9.Why are collaborative skills necessary in the workplace?       .
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  6.Under what circumstances is it a good idea to accommodate (or give in) during a conflict?   7.What is ethnocentrism?   8.Name one way that an individualistic culture differs from a collectivist culture.   9.What are the four stages of team formation   10.Describe two ways that file-sharing tools like Google Docs help teams.
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  2.Analyzing your audience helps you compose effective messages. However, sometimes you may need to communicate with people you do not know. What methods can you suggest to learn about and analyze an unfamiliar audience? 3.Assume that you work for a company that designs and manufactures uniforms and protective equipment. Your company.
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1. What are the advantages of hiring a temporary CFO for small- and medium-sized businesses? 2. How does B2B CFO help companies like Hosco get capital from financial institutions in order to survive? 3. Explain how firms like B2B CFO that offer temporary financial management services aid small- and medium-sized businesses.     .
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  1.Which factors of production ?natural resources, capital, human resources, and entrepreneurship ? are especially important for the future success of Earth Class Mail?  Explain why these factors are essential. 2.How do the dimensions of the business environment affect the ability of Earth Class Mail to rapidly scale up its operations?  Explain.
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  7.Students who are not used to writing professional emails sometimes make the mistake of composing them as if they were text messages. What are some key elements of text messages that you should avoid in professional emails?       8.Businesses use different social media tools for different purposes. Based on your knowledge of.
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  1. Briefly explain the role of GaGa’s Inc. as a marketing agency. 2. According to GaGa’s Inc., what are the disadvantages faced by similar firms looking to associate their products with already established manufacturers and supermarket chains? 3. Briefly explain the reasons why firms like GaGa’s might refrain from shipping their product.
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  1.Using the Internet, research five labor unions not covered in the appendix. Briefly describe each of these unions in a short paragraph. For example, describe what crafts or industries they represent, when they were formed, whether they are private or public, what their major goals are, and how many members.
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  1.BG Capital and D& B Specialty Foods have very different assessments of the capital requirements of D & B (i.e., $13.5 million versus $2-3 million).  Is this this disparity an ethical red flag? 2.Why is cash flow relevant to BG capital’s investment decision? 3.Given the disparity in the assessments of D &.
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  ?Do you believe fast food workers should attempt to unionize? Does this case affect your opinion of unions in general? Explain. ?Imagine that you own a successful chain of fast food eateries. Managers at a number of your restaurants recently told you that their employees have begun openly discussing unionization. As.
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  1.What communication skills do businesses value? 2.In what ways can communication skills save money or make money for a business? 3.What are the elements of the transactional model of communication? 4.Name three types of feedback you might receive as part of the communication process.           .
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  1. Briefly explain how Zappos has implemented social responsibility programs into its business. 2. How have charitable giving and volunteer engagement programs helped Zappos foster social responsibility? 3. Describe the effect of Zappos’ social responsibility programs on employee morale.       .
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  1.Why is analyzing your purpose important to composing an effective message? 2.Explain the difference between the primary audience and the secondary audience, and provide an example of a message that would have audience benefits for both. 3.What is the difference between primary research and secondary research? Describe a business communication.
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  1.Explain the role of capitalism in the 100-year growth of Nederlander Concerts. 2.Why is Nederlander able to charge higher prices for small theatre performances when audiences could pay less at stadium concerts? 3.Would you expect the current slump in the U.S. economy to affect Nederlander’s ticket sales? Why or why not?       .
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  1.The chapter recommends that communicators address potential audience objections. Describe a situation—either from your personal experience or a theoretical business scenario—where it would be wiser to ignore potential audience objections.       2.Imagine that you are trying to persuade a teammate to agree with an idea for a presentation and the teammate accuses.
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  3.What is the difference between distributive collective bargaining and interest-based collective bargaining? Under what conditions is interest-based bargaining likely to be most effective? 4.How are mediation and arbitration similar? What is the key difference between them? What qualities and personal characteristics does a good mediator or arbitrator need?     .
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  6.Explain the differences among being complete, clear, and concise.  7.Compose a sentence that uses passive voice. Revise the sentence so it uses active voice. 8.How do the following types of errors differ: content errors, spelling errors, typographical errors, usage errors, grammatical errors, and format errors? 9.Explain how reviewing feedback helps.
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  1.Use the spectrum of social responsibility (i.e., Figure 4.4 in the text) to evaluate the actions of the Vancouver, British Columbia company, Clearly Canadian, and adventure capitalist Bobby G, who is an investor in Clearly Canadian. 2.Is the Nicaraguan clean water project better described as corporate philanthropy or corporate responsibility?     .
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  1.In your opinion, why did Earth Class Mail seek venture capital funding before seeking venture debt financing from a bank? 2.Describe the major advantage and the major disadvantage for Earth Class Mail in seeking additional financing through venture debt funding rather than additional venture capital investment.     .
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  How do The Sensitive Baker’s three operational issues relate to the managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizational resources? The text states that “standout managers motivate others to reach for their best selves.”  Does the fact that Bill Rancic believes that some of The Sensitive Baker’s employees are slackers.
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  1. What aspects do financial institutions like the Bank of Rhode Island assess before granting funding to businesses? 2. What options are available to start-ups like Moonworks in order to obtain funding grants? 3. What financial benefits can start-ups like Moonworks take advantage of if they have a strong business proposal in.
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